Archive for December, 2007

Organ and tissue donors are always in high demand. In an effort to increase the number of donors, the transplant community sponsors the “Donate Life” float in the New Year’s Rose Parade. The Rose Parade is held annually in Pasadena, California. The Donate Life float is a national tradition supported by over 50 organizations, including OneLegacy, a non-profit organ and tissue recovery agency. 

Donate Life Float



On January 20, 2008, The Renal Support Network will host their 9th Annual Renal Teen Prom at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. The prom is held for teenagers and young adults with kidney disease. This free event has been scheduled on a Sunday to avoid conflicting with dialysis treatment. This “Winter Elegance” is sure to entertain all that attends.

Enjoy a night of dancing, dinner and entertainment



The HealthLine is FREE educational program sponsored by AAKP (American Association of Kidney Patients). The one-hour conference call is designed for patients, caregivers and professionals who need help managing the physical and emotional effects of kidney disease. The next upcoming conference call is on December 11th, which is the last scheduled HealthLine for 2007.

Register for the next conference call

Slip Into Comfort


DaVita has launched a new “Truth About Dialysis” campaign to increase awareness about home dialysis treatment. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the “Find the Truth” blog. Sign up for DaVita’s monthly online Home Dialysis Newsletter and receive a pair of “cozy slippers.”

Order your DaVita at Home logo slippers 

Kidney Idol Semi-Finalist


Over 2,000 essays were submitted for the Kidney Idol contest. However, there were only 4 essays selected as semi-finalist. Now it’s time for you to select the winner. Starting today, December 3rd through December 10th you can vote for your Kidney Idol.
Who’s Your Kidney Idol?